Friday, September 3, 2010

CCC #12 - Chipped Enamel

Week 12 of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge at Studio L3 and this week it is page 44, Tim's Chipped Enamel technique.

For my first attempt, I dug some metal pieces out of my stash and followed directions and ended up with a giant mess, all of the texture rubbed off even though it was completely cooked.  My dear hubby decided to get involved and we tried again.  He carefully cleaned all of the metal pieces to make sure the surface had no oils on it and after blowing distress embossing powder all over the kitchen we came up with a few pieces that sort of worked.  I have distress embossing powder everywhere - oh well, the kitchen needed a good clean up anyway!

I used a piece of textured grunge paper for the background and it is a good thing this material is so forgiving... it has been inked, painted, washed, painted and painted and inked -  Great testament to the durability of this product!

The words are from ArtChix.  I hope you are enjoying the last few days of summer and that we can all scatter a little joy today - Cheers!


  1. What a great piece! I especially adore the link between your card's sentiment and the story of how it came together ... talk about spreading joy!

    Embossing powder everywhere! Yay! :)

  2. Well your chipped metal turned out great! Love the background also!

  3. Too funny! Glad you joined in. I love what you have put together. I have been trying to make "rust". Talk about embossing powder mess. I think I win. cheers!

  4. oh really love your piece,so love the background you have created love cheryl x

  5. Rhonda, this is the first piece of art I've looked at this morning, and it set the tone for a wonderful day! What a sweet, happy, gorgeous card! I love the collage you created, and the inked-painted-inked background ROCKS (Isn't grungeboard the best?!) Your chipped enamel is perfect--and and trust me, you're not alone in having it fly all over your house.There's so much Distress Powder embedded in my carpet there's not a vacuum in the world strong enough to pick it all up!

    You did indeed scatter joy with this wonderful work of art. Thanks for making my day so bright!

  6. Brilliant piece Rhonda! Such a great sentiment!

  7. Beautiful project you have created and a great take on this weeks challenge .Love all the detail and the background . Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a nice comment.

  8. This is so great. I love your happy looking lady. I had the same problem with the embossing powder! It dosn't really want to stick except to things I don't want it on.
    Sue x